Monday, November 19, 2012

Knisely ordained as 13th Episcopal bishop in RI

From Rhode Island via Boston-

The newly ordained Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island is helping to bring the church into the 21st century with the use of social media, church officials say.

The Very Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely Jr. is one of only six Episcopal bishops in the country who use Twitter, said Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith. Knisely was ordained Saturday at Dorrance Field House at St. George’s School in Middletown.

More than 2,000 people attended the 2½-hour service, including the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, The Providence Journal reported. Knisely is the Diocese of Rhode Island’s 13th bishop.

Smith said Knisely is a smart and media-savvy bishop who will be taking advantage of Facebook, Twitter and other social media to ‘‘communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ in a whole new exciting way.’’ He said the aim is to better reach young people through the communication methods they use.

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